Renault is all set to unveil its India-spec Captur crossover on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Renault already sells the Captur crossover in left-hand drive configuration in various international markets however, India will be the first market where the crossover will be sold in the right-hand drive layout. The carmaker is expected to launch the crossover a little later. We are eagerly waiting to have a go at it when it’s launched, but you need not wait to know more about it. We have made a list of things things that you should know about the forthcoming Renault Captur.
The Captur will be built on the versatile M0 platform that also underpins the Duster. Renault has achieved high levels of localization with this platform in India, which will help keep costs in check. There seem to be minimal tweaks to its chassis as the dimensions are similar to that of the Duster, which means it will have similar levels of space inside the cabin. The platform will also underpin the India-specification Nissan Kicks crossover when it comes.
In Russia, the Captur got a choice of two petrol engines – 1.6- and 2.0-litre. For India, though, Renault is predictable to continue with the tried-and-tested powertrains – the 1.5-litre petrol and the ubiquitous 1.5-litre K9K motor. While an auto gear transmission is not predictable at launch, it may arrive later.
In terms of evaluating price and equipment, the Captur will rival Hyundai’s Creta and Jeep’s Compass, with the Nissan Kicks expected to join the fray later. Expect prices to be in the region of Rs.12 lakh (ex-showroom). The Captur will come with full-LED headlamps flanked by LED DRLs, an option for a contrast roof, dual-tone interiors, and a 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system with media navigation and Bluetooth connectivity.
Launch this quarter. While Renault will unveil the Captur crossover this week, the carmaker will officially launch it in our market in the coming months. The French builder has been testing the Captur for Indian markets for the past few months.